Ryan Nuccio MS, RD

Associate Principal Scientist


Innovation and External Clinical Research Support

GSSI Teammate Since:


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BS Illinois State University (Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics), MS Rosalind Franklin University (Nutrition Education)

Athletic Background:

Currently enjoys weightlifting, cycling, and running.

SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND: Ryan is an R&D Life Sciences Associate Principal Scientist with the Gatorade Sports Science Institute.  His primary role involves supporting various innovation projects from concept to product launch across multiple sports nutrition-oriented brands.  More specifically, he provides sports nutrition/scientific guidance on ingredients for future product propositions, evaluating ingredients for efficacy across a range of benefit territories, and providing feedback on product claims.  He also plays a role as co-lead for external clinical research trials by working with other colleagues on an assortment of logistical aspects including but not limited to; research study development and monitoring study progress.  His primary interests in the field of nutrition include the impact of functional foods and isolated dietary constituents on exercise performance, recovery, cognitive function, and health.  Ryan received his BS in Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics from Illinois State University, completed a dietetic internship at Loyola University Chicago, and received his MS in Nutrition Education from Rosalind Franklin University.  In his spare time, he enjoys exercise, gardening, reading, traveling, and cooking.